Sir Edmund Toby Barton

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Sir Edmund Toby Barton

Edmund Barton BiographySir Edmund Barton was born on the 18th of January 1849, Glebe, Sydney. He went to Fort Street Model school from 1856-1858, the Sydney Grammar School from 1859-1864 and the University of Sydney. Edmund Barton had a love for music and liked fishing and playing cricket. Edmund Barton started his career as a Barrister in 1871 and started a successful business. He then joined the Sydney Mechanics Institute to learn the art of debating. He was the Prime Minister of Australia from the 1st of January 1901 to the 24th of September 1903. Sir Edmund Barton was the first Prime Minister and after being Prime Minister he became a High Court Judge from 1903 to 1920. Sir Edmund Barton died on the 23 March 1938, Sydney.

SIR EDMUND TOBY BARTON Born: 18 January 1849, Glebe, Sydney Died: 23 March 1938, Sydney

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Family LifeEdmund Barton got married to Jean “Jeanie” Mason Ross and they had six children : Alfred Barton -1879, Wilfred Barton- 1880, Alice Barton – 1882, Herbert Barton – 1884, Oswald Barton – 1888 and Stephanie Barton – 1892. Edmund Barton was highly influenced by his wife and kids. His family encouraged him throughout his journey.

Facts-Edmund Barton was 1 of 3 Prime Ministers to receive the Japanese Order of the Rising Son.-He was the second Australian to receive the GCMG which is the highest Nighthood available.-He was nicknamed Toby Tosspot by the bulletin.-He was on the £100 note for Australia.


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